Environmental Sustainability - University of Milano - Bicocca South Ari Atoll Hotel

Diamonds Athuruga Maldives

University of Milano – Bicocca

Research on the Tropical Ecosystem

The University of Milano-Bicocca is internationally recognized as one of the most important scientific institutions. It is present in Maldives since 2009 when the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE) was established in Magoodhoo (Faafu Atoll) to improve the field work on the Tropical Ecosystem.

The Planhotel Group is proud to promote the scientific research on the Resorts of Athuruga and Thudufushi in order to improve the knowledge of the marine ecosystem to create a sensitive net for the protection of the maldivian reefs.
The Resorts is hosting a researcher from the University of Milano-Bicocca. The researcher is full time involved in the collection of data useful to understand the ecological dynamics of the organisms inhabiting the coral reef.

The various projects range from the ecology of Acanthaster planci (Crown-of-Thorns starfish), Coral Restoration, monitoring of the reef status with the support of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and more.
The research activities are not restricted, science is incomplete without the spreading of the information, for this reason the researcher will be available to supply any information and satisfy your curiosity about the Maldivian coral reef.
Ask for a talk and get information on how you can be involved!!!

Coral Conservation Project
The Maldives are a unique and extremely charming place, in particular because of one of the protagonists of its ocean, the coral. It is mainly thanks...
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Olive Ridley Project
The reefs host several marine turtles which you will find both snorkeling and diving. Our marine biologists will provide all the information you need to...
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The BIG FISH Network
‘The BIG FISH Network’ is an online citizen-science platform developed by the founders of Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP) to establish a regional monitoring network of...
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Maldives Marine Lab Diary
The Maldives Marine Lab Diary is a series of short videos showing curiosities about the organisms that you can see snorkelling or diving around the...
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